Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Glastian, Bishop and Confessor in Scotland

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He was a native of the county of Fife, and discharged in the same, during many years, the duties of the episcopal character with which he was honoured. Amidst the desolation which was spread over the whole country, in the last bloody civil war between the Scots and Picts, in which the latter were entirely subdued, Saint Glastian was the comforter, spiritual father, and most charitable protector of many thousands of both nations. He died in 830, at Kinglace in Fifeshire, and was particularly honoured in that country, and in Kyntire. According to the ancient custom of that country, his name is frequently written Mac-Glastian, the word Mac signifying son.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Glastian, Bishop and Confessor in Scotland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 January 2013. Web. 18 April 2014. <>